Extra! Korea

May 8, 2011

Wouldn’t breath mints be easier?

Filed under: food — extrakorea @ 11:49 am

Are young South Koreans worried about bad breath ruining a kiss? Apparently so, and South Korea’s Rural Development Administration feels that the need for fresh breath merits the development of a “ping-pong ball-sized apple” for young wooers to eat just before some ooh-la-la.

Wouldn’t breath mints be easier? They’re smaller, they don’t spoil, and you can eat them more quickly. Also, if a good Korean girl sees her boyfriend eating one of these specialty apples, she knows that he’s got intentions.

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1 Comment »

  1. Somehow I missed this story, so thanks.

    The problem, of course, is that the apple producers don’t make breath mints, so it makes more sense for them to produce little apples instead.

    If this becomes like the kyul (something similar is marketed as “cuties” in the US), then it could lead to more fresh fruit consumption, which to me seems like a win in this world of over-processed crap. I would love to have cheap apples available in Korea without having to drive all the way down to Sobaeksan to get them.

    Comment by kushibo — May 8, 2011 @ 8:20 pm


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